As a LEAPS Scholar, you will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 each year you're at North Central, and that can be combined with any other financial awards you receive. For example, transfer students may be eligible for a Transfer Excellence, Merit, or Success Scholarship, ranging from $23,500 to $28,000 per academic year. Plus, you’ll have opportunities related to your LEAPS activities to receive an additional $6,500 in stipend support for summer activities and leadership development. LEAPS is funded through a grant award to North Central by the National Science Foundation.
LEAPS is more than just a scholarship, though. It is a supported effort to help students maximize their college experience, graduate on time, and prepare for a STEM career.
LEAPS begins with the premise that all students have strengths that can be developed. This strengths-based approach is tailored to your unique abilities, academic preparedness, and career aspirations. By fostering leadership, resilience, and self-efficacy, LEAPS supports your academic journey from Day 1 to graduation. Through summer research, faculty mentorship, and career planning, you will leave North Central with the tools you need to succeed in graduate school or a career in STEM.